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I have a dell desktop and laptop. I have satellite internet and a Linksys router. My desktop is connected to the internet modem. I have installed the router on the desktop, connecting the modem cable to the router and the ethernet cable from the router to the desktop. I want to be able to use a wireless connection with my laptop. Do I need to install the router on the laptop as well? This is at my home.

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As long as the router has wireless antenna's on it or indicates it is a wireless model then all you need to do is turn on the wireless function of the router. You do this by access the router, open a web browser and try either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.0.100 one of those should be your router. Log in and go to the wireless settings. There you can enable it and configure it.

From there, as long as your laptop has a wireless network card built in, it will see the wireless network and you can just connect to it...

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